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Hurry last summer week left is Aug 18-25! Spacious, private, luxury cabin!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bed, 2 Bath With Large Private Wooded Lot And Spacious Deck For Entertaining

Birch And Beach Is Our Second Vacation Rental In Floradale Association. Please Contact Us If You Are Looking For A Second Home For Other Family Or Friends.

Please Note We Rent Friday-friday Only

Email Us For A Quote.

We Have Also Added A Ski Boat Rental Option. Fully Equipped With Life Vests, Mp3 Radio, Ski Rope And Tube. Boat Rests On A Boat Lift Within The Flora Dale Private Beach And Dock Area. Please Email For Details.

Relax With The Family At This Silver Lake Retreat. A Pleasant Walk Brings You To Your Private Boat Dock And Silver Lake Access Complete With 400 Feet Of Sand And A Boat Launch. Closer To Home, Parasail Place's Location Within The Private Floradale Association Means You'll Also Have Access To A Heated Pool, Basketball And Tennis Courts, A Rec Room, Playground And More.

Birch And Beach Provides The Perfect Family Getaway. 4 Bedrooms And A Hide-a-bed Offer Sleeping For As Many As 12. Enjoy Dinner On The Grill And Dine Under Evergreen And Shade Trees At The Cottage's Picnic Table Or Inside. Two Dining Tables Accommodate Up To 10. When The Sun Goes Down, Enjoy An Evening Under The Stars Gathered Around The Cabin's Fire Pit.

It's An Easy Drive To Mac Woods Dune Rides, Silver Lake State Park, Craig's Cruisers, Little Point Sable Lighthouse, Miles Of Lake Michigan Beaches And Downtown Silver Lake. Or Take A Day Trip Shopping In Pentwater Or Exploring The Lake Michigan Resort Town Of Ludington.

Birch And Beach Offers Plenty Of Place To Park Your Sand And Water Toys. Access Your Own Private Boat Dock For A Day In The Sun On Sparkling Silver Lake. A Sturdy Seawall Separates The 400 Feet Of Sugar Sand From Silver Lake.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Ryan

As a kid I spent many summers enjoying the dunes, lake Michigan's beaches, evenings at the Whippy Dip and roasting marshmallows over a glowing campfire. We would take day trips walking around Pentwater, Ludington and the small towns nearby.

Now as a parent i look forward to building new memories with my family at silver lake and we hope our place allows you to build lasting memories with your family.

Ryan purchased this house in 2015

Why Ryan chose Silver Lake

This property is the perfect mix between a secluded quiet cottage and being close enough to walk into town, to Mac Woods or the Whippy Dip.

The private beach has soft sugar white sand that offers the best views of the dunes. Enjoy an evening by the water and cook hamburgers on the grill. A step over the short seawall provides great swimming in sandy Silver Lake. While it's not the best place to swim it does provide peace and quiet from the busy Lake Michigan beaches. We also have a boat slip for rent if you'd like to bring your own boat and enjoy tubing, skiing, or trips across the lake to the sandy beaches of Silver Lake.

The house is cared for by us and helped maintained by a local resident. We live in Grand Rapids so we are close by if you need us but we respect your privacy and trust you know how to enjoy yourselves responsibly.

The most important reason to rent Parasail Place is because we understand what you want in a vacation rental. We ourselves have rented a wide variety of places and have shared your frustrations of not having what you need to enjoy a week away from home. You should not have to worry 'am I forgetting something, do we have towels, what about linens and pillows, spices and utensils. I hope this place has what we need.' We have added everything we could think of, within reason, to add but if we forgot something that is necessary we would be happy to provide it.

Our intentions are for you to pack your bags not pack your house up.

What makes this house unique

Room for 2 families without breaking the budget.

Our house can actually accommodate the number of people it sleeps both for dining and relaxing.

The house was designed with kids in mind. We know you want to relax too and having the kids enjoy themselves makes your vacation much more pleasant. Besides the property amenities (pool, basketball, tennis, shuffle board, and the rec center) we added a PS3 and games, classic board games, there is a tree house in the backyard, woods nearby for exploring....and best yet, a separate living room for the adults to sit and talk while the kids play games or watch movies.

We also love this house because it has rights to the water and your own private 'marina' along with the private 400 ft beach. This house has the comforts of your home only miles away from the bustle of your city or town.


Mears House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master-main floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2-main floor - 2 twin/ single , Built-in bunks
    Bedroom 3-upstairs loft - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , sleeps 4 comfortably
    Bedroom 4-downstairs walkout - 1 queen , Walkout finished basement equipped with living room and bath
    Queen sleeper sofa in finished basement - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleeper great for kids outside of bedroom 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Hurry last summer week left is Aug 18-25! Spacious, private, luxury cabin!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Home Base for Family Memories at Silver Lake

  • 5 of 5

This was a late planned, spontaneous vacation to gather the family to spend time together and I couldn't have been more pleased when I found Ryan's home available. Everything we needed for 12 of us was beyond expectation and more based upon the VRBO website. I brought laundry soap, dryer sheets, paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, garbage bags, spices, etc. based upon previous rentals and it was all there...thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. The entire home is so "user" friendly ...we never felt crowded. I anticipated that the teenagers would set up their leisure zone in the basement but they never descended ...they were sprawled over the living room and we happily welcomed their constant presence even if they were never without their phones, tablets, etc. and weren't aware of our existence, but we were together! Our favorite was the porch and long table and deck where morning coffee ended with a evening glass of wine overlooking the campfire. AC was appreciated this week and we enjoyed using the grill. Spike ball and corn hole boards found great yard space and the fire pit was used almost every night...we left firewood for the next guests. We brought our bikes and explored dirt roads and surrounding areas, my daughter brought kayaks and I am proud to claim that my grandson and I crossed Silver Lake to the dunes and back! We all agree that the lighthouse beach was our favorite place to relax and swim...we were daily visitors! (and spike ball went along! )

Yes, we did the Mac Woods dune could you not as it was our first visit to Silver Lake. And I joined the teenagers on Craig Cruiser go karts with Frickin Chicken and beer afterwards! ( my reward for surviving! ) And of course, our last night was treats at Whippy Dip!

We also made use of the swimming pool ... 4 adults and grandson welcomed it at 9 P.M. Friday night after driving! The location of the house is perfect ...quiet, secluded neighborhood and close to town...can even walk to beach.

So, Ryan - "thank you" hardly seems adequate to express the experience, comfort, and memories your home has given my family...and tons of photo's! For me, as the Mom and Grandma, my joy was providing the opportunity for all of them to have their only summer vacation and for us to be under the same roof for a few precious days. Thank you for making this easy and affordable were a wonderful, hospitable (absentee) host! I absolutely recommend you and Birch and Beach!

Chriss :)

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lansing, MI USA

Private retreat close to all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a 4 generation family vacation in this comfortable home. We had everything we needed to enjoy our week at Silver Lake. Everyone enjoyed the resort access to the pool and the private beach. Campfire and s'mores were a given. The quick hop to multiple eateries and activities was very convenient. The setting at the end of a cul-de-sac was quiet and we enjoyed just listening to nature. The multiple levels made it easy for everyone to spread out and enjoy the 2 living rooms with direct tv and the boisterous rounds of board games did not bother others tucked in somewhere for a quiet read. The air conditioning was nice considering the August heat. The deck was great for meals and enjoying the sun. We book through VRBO at least twice a year for many years now and this is one of the top 3. Thanks to Ryan for all of his quick responses to inquiries and for allowing us to enjoy his vacation home.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annual family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful rental, very clean with all the amenities we could think of. Our family had a great time, and thoroughly enjoyed the deck with seating for 10+. We ate dinner every night out there. The inside table was great for family games and kid activities. Very nice rental for sight unseen. We would definitely recommend this to anyone else. Close to town for activities, the sand dunes and Lake Michigan. Would definitely rent the boat the next time. Ryan was very accommodating in my e-mails and being responsive.

Would recommend this as a rental to other families.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hamilton, MI

Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

It's always a little risky to rent a cottage sight unseen but I was not disappointed in our destination for our two week family vacation. In addition to being clean and well-organized, there was not one item we missed and had to make a run to the store. We enjoyed the option of eating either on the porch or on the deck with ample seating for all of us. We rented the boat for the second week and we met Ryan, the owner, a kind and accommodating young man. The peace and quiet of the setting was conducive to our need "to get away from all the gadgets and our busy lives." We felt comfortable with the rustic feel of the cottage and wouldn't hesitate a minute to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation property for family.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. All the comforts of home nestled in a private wooded setting. Very clean and nicely furnished.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such great care of our home! We enjoyed having you and look forward to your return. Enjoy the rest of your summer!!
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Fantastic place!! Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! It is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The lay out is very nice and roomy. The kids loved having game night in the enclosed porch with about 10 people at the big table. The owners have thought of everything and have included many extras to make your stay comfortable. It is near to many fun activities like dune rides, paddle boarding, canoeing, and an arcade. The view from the deck is wooded, private and beautiful. The owners were a pleasure to deal with too. Out of about 10 rentals homes this one "takes the cake". We were so pleased with our stay and would love to come again next summer. We also loved the bear theme! These people have the gift of hospitality for sure! Alison DeAngelis

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are humbled by your review! I have passed on your kind words to my cleaning staff and also to my wife that decorates our houses. Thank you so much for staying with us. We hope to have you back as our guests real soon! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Silver Lake
Car: necessary

There is everything from walking the beach to riding roller coasters within a 40 minute drive from our house. There is something to do for all age groups and great family activities.


Rates & Availability

Mears House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Signed rental agreement is required.

Please refer to rental agreement for cancellation policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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